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months of the year. chief political correspondent carl cameron has the big dollar picture. >> president obama raised half a million dollars a day for the last three months. $58 million from a half a million donors in the second quarter. alongside $38 million raised by the democratic national committee, the $86 million haul shatters records. the republican national committee is targeting three swing states that is vulnerable. pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin. they launched an attack ad with president obama's convention rhetoric and reality now. >> we measure progress by how many people can find a job. whether you can put tra money away at the end of even month to some day watch your child receive a college diploma. >> reporter: he leads every rival in the latest head-to-head matchup. among republicans, mitt romney is ahead of michele bachmann who leads a three-way race for second, including sarah palin and rick perry. no one else breaks double digits. the texas governor's plan for a day of prayer and fasting for nation's challenging at the houston astrodome and elsewhere august 6 are no
, requires some reforms to be strengthened. we are in big disagreement as to how to do it. >> that is an understatement. democrat favor tax hike within social security and medicare as well as increasing income taxes. budget committee chairman paul ryan argues part of the problem in medicare is the new healthcare law. which claims savings will materialize, and the chief actuary of medicare has the same concerns. >> there is a lot of evidence to suggest some of the payment provisions will not be sustainablsustainable in the lo. >> it pays providers including doctors lower and lower rates. foster says over time it will leave 40% of all providers in the red raising questions about whether they'll treat medicare patients. >> if at some point our payment rate to providers become less or significantly less to the cost of providing services, they either will be unwilling, or unable to continue providing services. >> last year, 51% of medicare's cost was taken out of the general revenue; meaning, half the cost of medicare was paid by borrowing money. which is why it's part of the d
now is the moment to rise above that cynicism and show the american people that we can still do big things and so he will make the case to congressional leaders that we must reject the politics of least resistance and take on this critical challenge. joining us now is the senate's top republican who will be a key participant in today's talks. senator mitch mcconnell. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> glad to be here. >> let's start with what happened and from your perspective, where do things stand now ahead of this meeting tonight at the white house. >> well, unfortunately, as the speaker said, they are insisting on the white house and congressional democrats, insisting on really big tax increases as a condition to do anything on the spending side. bret, we believe the president was right back in december when he signed a two-year extension of the current tax rates of raising taxes in the middle of this economic situation we're in is a terrible idea. i mean, just look at the unemployment figures last friday. all the arguments the president used in december still work today. th
of more of the same big government as usual. not if it promises more of the same as banner under different party. >> that's the counter of a one-two punch. reminding voters that tim pawlenty backed positions that she fought and pawlenty threw the first punch in the fight. "instead of negativity, i want to focus on my accomplishm. i fought cap-and-trade agenda rather than implement it. i stood up against the bail-out rather than defend it." bachmann was responding to the weekend assault by pawlenty of lack of experience in the legislative branch. not withstanding the fact as minnesota governor he backed heifer for congress. >> i have executive leadership in a public setting, record of coy lampishment and result in difficult and challenging circumstances. she served in congress in that regard her record of accomplishment is nonexistent. >> three others near decisions to run or not. rick perry is personally calling to gain support in new hampshire and iowa. and being briefed on national and world affairs. sarah palin is on the cover of "newsweek" predicting she can win. no timetable on decisi
's analysis. labor big boss says the election season features sometimes a delusional president. if you think our president has problems check out his counterpart in iran. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. we begin with washington's version of the irresistible force versus the unmovable object. president obama today said there will be no agreement on the debt ceiling if republicans don't budge on taxes. house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the house cannot pass a tax increase. the two sides met for another round of negotiations. white house correspondent mike emanuel has the latest. plus word of something that was apparently on the table for a while. >> trying to reach a grand debt deal, the sources say president obama offered to raise the medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. there was also discussion of moving to actuarial tables deciding age eligibility rather than congress setting it. sources say there was no agreement because it was part of a package deal that mr. obama insisted also include increased tax revenues
ceiling extension. in other words no big deal. he's made a lot of demands here. i think the people in congress are willing to say we work together on a lot of things. let's work this out. and even maybe, if it ends up being a two-step process rather than all at once. >> and how does he save face if that happens? he doesn't want to say i lost public they got everything they wanted? >> we'll try to help him find a way to get off of the limb he's out on if that is what it takes. we've got to save money, not spending so much. extending the debt ceiling so our credit worthyness does not fall into question f you can't do it at once, then let's take it and bite-sized pieces where we can get the job done. this may take longer. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and now the topic of the white house, what is going on behind the scenes there? is politics in the equation? sam, how is the white house doing in this? >> doing just slightly better than gone kon gres, not good at all. we know washington is broken for years, we're seeing duct tape and coat hangers holding it together are coming off, too
that is not the whole story? >>guest: you are right. people forget, and i forgot that obamacare, the big health care reform bill had half a trillion of new taxes over the next 10 years including tax on health insurance companies on investment income and hospitals and pharmacy companies and on employers so it is a major tax increase, the biggest ever in the last 25 years. people forgot about it so when democrats say to make it balances we need a tax increase, what we wrote today, didn't you just pass a big tax increase last year? you want $1 trillion increase on top of that? >> and so many of the tax increases do not come online until years down the road, so, although it was passed, and you think you may not have been slapped with it yet, in 2013 and 2015 and 2018 you will be. >>guest: gentleman that is why people for got. they did not take place until 20 thin or 2014 and some in 2018 for the health care plan. the question we have to ask, then, can the economy really get out of the rut with 9.2 percent unemployment and 14 million unemployed with $500 billion tax increase already in the works and, the
seal a budget deal? it doesn't sound like. they did have a big win tuesday with cut, cap and balance. still no debt deal on the table. the clock seems to be ticking very fast. our next guest is pointing the finger at president obama, calling the president clever and slick. what does he mean? we asked karl rove. nice to see you. >> great to see you. >> greta: in add's "wall street journal", you described the president's press conference a week ago you said it was a b -- buff foe performance. i telecommunication a tough of sarcasm, tell me what you mean? >> i mean ironic. it is not sarcastic, i'm being ironic. the president gave an outstanding theatrical performance. he started off by blaming others. we expected them to blame bush. he also blamed the democratic congress. saying they had runaway with the credit card. they were just doing what he was telling them to do. he insisted that others solve the problem. he said within 24 to 46 hours i demand congress give me a plan. he said the worst alternative to come out of this would be if we raise the debt ceiling without taking any steps t
of the big deal, speaker boehner has suggested to sunset upper income tax cuts that tax code would be rewritten but last night he told president obama and called it off. he released a written statement that read in part, white house will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes. best approach may be to focus on producing a smaller measure. they suggested the disappointing jobs report in june was a game changeser. >> it ought to insent visa us to do a big package without raising taxes but we're hoping the president is not thinking he was as six months ago and he was making the arguments that raising taxes in the middle of this recession or slowdown, whatever you want to call it was a bad idea. >> reporter: secretary geithner says $2.5 trillion out of spending alone would unfairly impact the elderly and middle-class and also be bad for the economy and slow down job growth. >> heather: we'll see what happens. thank you very much. >> gregg: the clock is ticking for a debt limit deal to be struck and maybe faster than many people think. white house aids say a deal
to is saying, look, we took a big bet on this debt ceiling thing opening to use the mefrj to make the president agree to spending cuts. what house republicans want. it's not working. everything he wants meager spending reform, wants higher taxes or he's saying he seems to be willing to go all the the way to shut down default. lets he' step back and let him take control of this and consequences of the action of not dealing with real spending reform. >> paul: dan, sellout. is this giving up too easily as a lot of right wing,are saying? >> no, i don't think so, paul. i think they overestimated their ability to leverage the president into big spending cuts. somehow, it seems to me, behind all this have is a misunderstanding about the power of the presidency, it is vast and getting into a big fight over big spending cuts and let's make it clear here, we're talking about reforming entitlement spending, medicare, medicaid spending to try to get into a debt limit negotiation and force the president of the united states to reform medicare if he doesn't want to i think is fruitless and they discovered th
history, we have run this experiment of big government, big spending, big entitlements, big taxes. it has led to economic catastrophe. it's led to huge amounts of burden on the american people. >> bill: what economic catastrophe. >> ever since the beginning of the great society as you pointed out trillions of dollars that began the big uptick in deficit spending. some presidents have spent more than others, okay? >> bill: right. >> every time we have run the far left progressive experiment of dog out money whether it's entitlement programs, bill, whether it's going into the inner city and pumping god knows how many hundreds of billions into education, every time we have run those experiments, the exact opposite effect has happened. not only have the poor not been elevated out of poverty, but you have also perpetuated this cult of dependency and victim hood. >> bill: that's pretty true. what you are say something true. >> in the mackenzie survey you are talking about rich is getting richer and poorer getting poorer. that's the failure of trickle down economics. have you seen time and time
, of course, we know how things will go from there? >> laura: before we go to ed, tell us about this big balanced budget amendment added after all this tea party pressure. added this to the final boehner bill, passed with still a squeaker vote what does that actually mean. >> 6:30 tonight eastern time, the second boehner bill passed. it's really the thirds if you count cut, cap, and balance. this bill which was so unpalatable to his tea party pull it from consideration. consideration. by virtue of still the same bill two rounds of increasing the debt ceiling. so on. for the president to get round 2 of the extension to the debt ceiling, congress must have sent to the states for their ratification a balanced budget amendment. that requires in each chamber, the house and the senate, a two thirds vote. >> laura: they don't have two in other words of the house of representatives. >> the idea that they would ever see a two thirds voted for balanced budget amendment is folly. but this was what the tea party caucus demanded. >> laura: let's go to ed henry. ed is joining us now from the white hou
for john boehner, i think boehner was exactly right, his instincts were let's get a big deal, the problem is he couldn't sell it to his caucus dominated by tea party who consider themselves patriots, but this -- >> six months ago you heard bill talking about it with stuart varney, said we shouldn't be raising taxes in a down economy. andrea. >> he's absolutely right. these crazy tea partiers that bob loves to blast every chance he gets have the same position that president obama essentially had in 2006 when he said we shouldn't vote to raise the debt ceiling and if we did it would be irresponsible so the president, big political issues on the line but i agree with bob in one respect, john boehner has real trouble within his conference. there are members of the gop caucus that have come out and said we're not voting for any kind of deal as long as it includes raising the debt ceiling so boehner does have to work with democrats. big challenges on both sides. heather: democrats bob certainly have a problem, a lot of them are saying no cuts to social security, no cuts to medicare, no cuts to
passed by unanimous consent in the senate. >> the big difference is we have a much, much more ideological and left wing liberal president now than we had in bill clinton who was much more practical about this. president clinton acknowledged and accepted the proposition that we ought to get on a path to a balanced budget. >> liberals with long memories cite the degree to which the house speaker, newt gingrich then, john boehner today, exercised control over their own caucuses. scot lilly, now a senior fellow at the center for american progress, argues gingrich could more easily forge a deal because gingrich was more involved than boehner in recruiting the freshmen. >> he was timetable bring them along. he was part of their revolution in a way. speaker boehner is seen, i think, within the conference as a more moderate voice. i think he's not as trusted by the conservative elements within his -- within the republican conference. >> analysts also cited the rise of the internet, which serves some say to inflame opinion on both sides and make compromise more difficult, and the economy. the unem
and that could seem like a big hit, but close to 97 points today, but obviously celebrated by day's end but with the losses here, we are battling reaction to not only no progress on talks in washington, but not much good news on the economy, in general, with more indications of that from a hot -- host of companies including merck laying off 13,000. and at 6:00 p.m. eastern, we are waiting for two hours when the house of representatives will take up the boehner measure. that is the measure that will include a balanced budget amendment to make it more palatable for conservative members who did not quite fine it their cup of tea. the tea partyers were not fond of it and even if john boehner gets the vote what happens after that? harry reid has all but said he will table it, and it is not going anywhere, and he has his own plan in the senate which will be introduced this weekend, which is not palatable to all of his members and may not make the 60 vote he needs and after the senate would not get any support in the house of representatives. so we are at loggerheads. reaction from republican
15 minutes. the president started his address pushing for a big deal, a big plan. he blamed a significant number of republicans in congress for insisting on a cuts-only approach to the debt ceiling increase. the president talked again as he has about about millionaires and billionaires not paying their fair share he quoted president reagan. president obama says short term debt ceiling extension would lead to another standoff in six months. saying that is no way to run the u.s. government. he called on leaders from both parties to negotiate and called on the american people to call their lawmakers to tell them to make a deal to come to a compromise. to avoid default in what he called a financial problem for the united states, a big problem. while we wait for the republican response from house speaker john boehner, let's go to chief white house correspondent ed henry. >> reporter: the contrast was striking. the president flat out saying the other guys are part of a three-ring circus i'm about common ground, balance, compromise. that's because as we noted before he is trying to
. the indication that we're getting now is that this is a big deal, that this is going to be very large, and that everything is going to be on the table as far as bringing the corporate tax rates down, closing tax loopholes, but also cuts in entitlement programs, medicare, medicaid, possibly talking about social security and changing the way it works in the long term. these are big items that obviously could not get done legislatively before the august 2nd deadline. if there was some agreement reached between the leaders to raise the debt ceiling and agree to the framework by which they are going to tackle these big ticket items, that would be a significant thing. and it seemed like both parties were so far apart it will be interesting to see through the weekend if there can be some negotiated deal on a big framework. martha: it's interesting, bret because we've heard a little bit of what has come out of the preliminary discussions that vice president biden was part of. it seemed as though in those discussions they would talk big dollar figures although they wouldn't talk about specific
finally came out publicly with a bipartisan, big, tough plan, a framework for how to deal with our very real challenge with our record deficits and debt. it's my hope that the senate will consider cut, cap and be balance, defeat it and then put a responsible plan on the floor, one that shares the sacrifice across all the areas of our budget and that puts forward the kind of framework that everyone can support. bill: okay. on the cut, cap and balance, so you agree with harry reid that this is a waste of time on a balanced budget. why would a balanced budget amendment when polls show 72% of those surveyed favor it, why would you be opposed to that, senator? >> i don't speak for leader reid, obviously, but what i think the leader was suggesting was that with ten days left until we default on america's mortgage, we should be focusing on things that have a very real chance of passage in both houses and that can avoid the catastrophic consequences of defaulting on america's debt. i think leader reid and many of us in the senate are concerned that if we simply keep ping-ponging back and forth
know they are all big boys. and i suspect that speaker boehner in a few minutes. again, can you see what we are waiting on, speaker boehner, we believe within minutes is going to come before cameras and microphones there in the pressroom in the house and give his response to the president's comments. i know they are big boys but the president did go after republicans, especially house republicans. and especially house tea party republicans in this session. does that make it harder to deal or do they just sort of -- >> yeah, probably. but i mean the president has been doing this all along. he did it more forcefully today than he has in the past. remember when he gave the speech at george washington university paul ryan who had pointed out a budget and risks about these things and the president went after him about it it's not the first time. i suspect it's not going to be the last. boehner has a difficult job but simple task. he needs to show up at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning that something that house republicans, 218 of them can agree on them. something that's long overdue. i was re
, and it cracks. what happens is the road actually buckles or explodes, as they say, which leads to those big, major potholes. that causes traffic jams, it also leads to city budgets being drained because of the work crews. it's not just the roads. you look at some of the homes. again, the ground dries up, no rain to moisten it, and what happens is it cracks. and when the ground cracks, your home settles. when your home settles, the foundation -- as you can see there -- cracks. it is a major, major concern. listen to this. >> we're just noticing them all over the outside of our house. i am worried. um, i don't know what to do, i mean, do i keep my hose on or my sprinkler on? >> reporter: when the temperatures stay in the 90s for extended period of times, the -- periods of time, the problem for farmers is trying to keep their animals and plants cool, and it's almost impossible, so you have many animals that are dying. that leads to rising food prices. listen to one farmer. >> those birds were full size, current goes off, i've got less than five minutes to get fans running. and if it fries some
're in for another deep rough patch, i think, they are getting very nervous about re-election. and, the big winner out of a grand bargain, would have absolutely been president obama, because, the not only would things have hopefully improved but he also could take credit for making a really big grown-up decision. going forward, though, you know, in two years, or actually, in one year, now, next year, after the election, it is hard for me to see how republicans will not actually be in a better position, even if they don't win the white house, there is a good chance they'll win the senate and almost certainly still control the house and i think republicans will be in a tremendously strong position, to get the kind of deal that speaker boehner went in there looking for, but clearly was not going to get from the white house. >> jamie: charlie, seems like those dismal job numbers may have changed the imperative for the house white house. how close are both sides to accepting the proposal that vice presidented by eb was able to negotiate and is that all we need? will it get us where we need to be with r
jobs for christie's auction house, sure they are. for big, strong. >> i want to see numbers. you said millionaires and billionaires what he means are people making over $250,000. >> we already got the tax increases in obamacare. he has already passed taxes. now he wants taxes. >> name one tax increase? >> obamacare, conveniently not until 2014. >> not true. >> i give you credit. boehner is in a difficult spot because of the members of his con france that says he won't vote for anything, any kind of deal because we won't vote to raise the debt ceiling. he has to work with them. >> not all of you do not think it's a little difficult for boehner when people say nothing, absolutely nothing? grover norquist from k-street, he ought to be sent to gitmo as a terrorist for being a national. >> now you finally like gitmo. >> i like it for grover. that's for sure. >> can i make one other point? keep in mind the debt ceiling increase is not for the new spending but to pay for money appropriated by democrats and republicans alike. >> wait, wait, wait. what are you talking about? >> time-out. what
called worse. could we have a deal? welcome everyone, we're here on sunday because it could be a big day for our whole entire country. >> and the news is whether we've got a deal or not. shortly after ten o'clock last night. harry reid said you know, i was going to have everybody show up in the mid feel the night and take a vote at 1 a.m. and he received word from the white house that apparently, the white house and this really hacks him off, you know, because it kind of bypasses him, and former speaker pelosi, dealing directly with mitch mcconnell, joe biden 6789 it sounds like they've got a deal, and close to a deal and some of of the frame work as well to talk about it. yeah, it looks like it's been going back and forth and take a look, it looks like debt ceiling increase, 1.2 trillion to 2.4 last night last through the night and living in my office, as high as 2.8 trillion dollars in debt ceiling increases, spending cuts have to be about the same amount commensurate. >> dollar for dollar. >> at least if not more. >> and guys, there's a little bit of wrangling whether or not that bala
obama says he's not giving up. he didn't come to this town to do little things, he came to do big things. he wants to do the largest possible deal that's going to do the most for the economy. >> there is a lack of confidence whether these political leaders will have the guts to stand up. >> and that was white house chief of staff william daily and treasury secretary timothy geithner from earlier. geithner summing it up in this question, are the electoral leadership in washington able to come together and solve the many problems we have as a country? >> pretty much what everybody wants to know is the time to deal with our nation's debt is ticking down again. let' go live to the white house, and wendell goal ser there. what do we expect to come out of tonight's talks? >> well, harris, no one expects the final deal to come out of tonight's talks. the president had asked the democrat and republican leaders if the house and senate could come tonight's meeting with their bottom line and he talked on the phone with house speaker john boehner last night after boehner decided to back away from ta
of the united states of america. and the craziest part -- >> the u.n. wants to spend a big chunk of that money on things that have nothing to do with climate change in third world countries. stuart varney is here to weigh in on this. so where does this come from? where does the money come from and where would they like to see it go? >> where do you want to start on this one? this shows you how totally out of wack the global warming community is with american public opinion. what the u.n. says is this -- we need $1.9 trillion each and every year for 40 years in order to solve the climate problem worldwide and to reduce poverty and hunger worldwide. so they're bringing in poverty and hunger along with climate change. >> it's not all green. it's poverty, hunger and everything else. >> but you cannot eradicate poverty and hunger without going green because if you don't go green, you increase poverty and hunger. you got it? >> so where is this money expected to come from and how much is coming from the united states? >> ok, we contribute 22% of the united nations budget so theoretically, if this
in these negotiations. chief washington correspondent jim angle looks at how big the gap is between what medicare takes in and what it owes. >> lawmakers of both sides agree that it's unsustainable. a problem raised with the former director of the congressional budget office. >> our understanding is that medicare is insul vent to $60 trillion is that right? >> it's underfunded by any piece of arithmetic. this year, 51% of the cost comes from tax revenue, not premiums paid by seniors, an amount that will soar in coming years. the new healthcare law seeks to cap healthcare spending to measure of inflation. if it goes faster something called the independent payment advisory board or icap would find savings. >> the board is prohibited by law to make recommendations to ration care, reduce benefits, raise premiums or raise cost sharing. >> it would therefore be limited to calling for cuts to providers such as doctors. committee chairman paul ryan knows providers only get # 0% of the rate now, headed to 66% and then half of that. he argues that doctors will just stop treating seniors. >> it's rationing on the
wasn't serious about what is being called "the big deficit reduction deal." the three, to $3.5 trillion measure over ten years. officials here, i believe, would tell you that the issue is the tax revenue that the president says has to be a part of the package to keep it from being unfair to to make deficit reduction too big a burden on social security and medicare and other government programs. the president will come out here, i presume, and tell lawmakers he wants them to get a deal. because of course, what we are looking at is the august 2 deadline for raising the nation's debt ceiling. and there is no deficit reduction deal by then, we could presumably have a default, unless lawmakers agree to raise the debt ceiling without a deficit reduction agreement. something that republicans are reluctant to do. >> chris: we have been getting reporting from the house producer chad pegram, wendell, and he indicates one of the hold-up apparently is the gang of six, the six bipartisan, three republican, three democratic senators came out with their report this week which had revenue about $1 tril
you might as well go for something big that can be a game changer in temps of reducing our deficit and long-term debt. >> bret: and you still think that something big can happen. >> we do still believe that something big can happen, precisely because doing something big in many ways is just as harded as doing something small. we've said we could fall short of that goal. it may not be achievable. we could in the aftermath fight for something significant and tax and entitlement reform. and we would set something out as long as it ensures that the cloud hanging over the economy is removed and that we lift the debt selling for a substantial period of time to make sure, the uncertainty that that creates doesn't continue to stay with us and that it still achiefs significant deficit reduction. that's not an ideal outcome, but this president made it clear he's not holding out for perfections, and he understands that no party to these negotiations will get everything he or she wants. >> bret: you say the president still thinks it's possible. why then did four months ago, did you say this. >
the debt limit. they he asked for big tax increases. we got rid of the tax increases. and now we go a bill that does what we said it should do. is it perfect? to. but it is a good step on spending cuts. is it as much as we proposed and passed? no. but it gets us down the right path. it cuts we can bank now and a step in the right direction. i think it is a good step in the right direction. >> greta: it has to get 217 votes. you've got a rowdy freshman crowd who ran on the promise of a balanced budget amendment. and the balanced budget amendment is not in the boehner bill. how do you get enough of them to get your 217 mark and have them face their voters? >> we are going to have a vote on the balance budget amendment. separate from the boehner bill. that was always the case. the second, cut, cap and balance had the bba separate from the bill. >> greta: balanced budget amendment. >> right, excuse me. we never had assurances we could get a vote on the balance budget amendment in the senate. what i never agreed with was the idea we would expect harry reid and nancy pelosi to deliver 40 to 15 v
on this planet as we know it today. that is a very big deal. chris stirewalt joins me, fox news digital politics editor, i should say. so, chris, how long do we have on the planet, life as we know it? what's your take? >> i'm not buying anymore green bananas. [laughter] it sounds like we're headed into real trouble, doesn't it? martha: it sure does. >> well, look, the speaker -- the former speaker, pelosi, now the minority leader in the house demonstrates that before you get to the end on something like this, everybody has to say something totally over the top, and now she's taking her turn. the truth of the matter is we're probably closer now to a deal and closer now to a bipartisan resolution than we ever have been because as house republicans start to saddle up behind john boehner's plan getting over their grumbling about the fact that it doesn't give them everything that they want, it brings us closer to the final vehicle which will get republican and democratic support in the senate and move us on to an increase in the debt ceiling and some kind of a deal. martha: yeah. you know, there are
of the year, you guys are making too big of a deal out of theist guys freshman elected in a wave election like lots of people who have spoiled them. they have been spoiled apparently. >> laura: what's the end game. >> the election, perhaps. >> laura: if, in fact, we see -- we have already seen 480 point market drop, if this thing doesn't go through. if, in fact, we push this issue of raising the debt ceiling off and it goes into next week, most people think the markets are going to continue to go down and, perhaps, collapse. we don't know but people are worrying about that if that happens and. >> who profits? >> laura: who profit. who is going to believe that moderate democrats and moderate republicans aren't going to say, boehner cut the best deal you can. we have got to staunch the bleeding here. >> this is what has made bed fellows with boehner and president obama. president obama has been saying if this goes down if we fail to strike a deal, this is going to be a tax hike on every american. >> laura: ed, finally with you, do you see this playing out in any way that advances the tea party y
name kidnap her. that was a big fat lie. warm welcome for soldiers returning home from war. more than 50 national guard troops returned to cedar rapids, iowa, after spending a year in afghanistan. about 2800 men and women will return home to the area in the next few days. this is the largest deployment that the state has seen since world war ii. and those are your headlines. >> let's talk about what's going on. couple of days ago, we heard the president of the united states say don't call my bluff, eric cantor and i'll take my case directly to the american people. today, the president is going to take his case to the american people. he has a press conference this morning at 11:00 a.m. >> we'll see what he says again. there's no talks today, folks. they've been doing them every day this week. there was a rumor maybe they'd go to camp david this weekend but not sure if that's going to happen. no talks today. >> fascinating to see after an hour and 19 minutes yesterday that eric cantor did not say a word today, yesterday, and on thursday. now the president for the second time this week
is at the white house for us. first though mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. big question now. what changes, mike, did the speaker have to make to get the votes that he needed on this? >> harris, bottom line he put in a balanced budget amendment proposal that was the key for some conservative republicans who weren't quite comfortable with the speaker's plan. got him to the 218 votes necessary. but before the votes were cast, here is some of the speaker's passionate plea to his fellow republicans. >> this house has acted. it is time for the administration and time for our colleagues across the aisle put something on the table. tell us where you are. [cheers] >> and indeed that has been a rallying cry of republicans here on capitol hill. where is your plan, mr. president? where is your plan, senate democratic leadership? as for the senate democratic leadership what they don't like about it is the balanced budget amendment among other things but that is a key sticking point. take a listen. >> now the speaker has brought in the requirement to extend the debt ceiling we have to amend the constit
scanners, that was big concern of people and also for some of the privacy advocates. jon? jon: yeah. and some of our chatters are wondering when this is going to hit the consumer market, you know, can i buy one of these things and scan anybody i want to? >> reporter: you know what, interesting? facebook is looking at it and google, also, to allow you to take a picture of someone and do an immediate google search to get any other information on them. so your chatters are up to speed, jon. jon: that is a brave new world. jamie colby, thank you. >> reporter: take care. jenna: breaking news of the day, and we have more big stories throughout the hour including a big rule anything the case of the former police sergeant who keeps losing wyomings. what -- wives. the case of drew peterson and how it could impact his murder trial. >>> also house speaker john boehner reworking his debt deal. this as the clock ticks closer to that default deadline. six days away, can a deal be struck in time? we'll go in depth just ahead.   you could save a bundle with geico's multi-policy discount. geic
into a big thing. the president is saying, you must have a deal within 24 to 36 hours. mr. president, what is your deal? will you pro offer a deal. write it up, put it on a couple pieces of paper and offer it. instead he's saying, cave. give me all the taxes i want. and give me as little restraint on spending as i want. and don't ever count on me to offer a plan. >> sean: some good news today. i was not that happy with senator mccon fell's proposal. but, today -- today he came out as a co-sponsor in the senate of cut, cap and balance. my take is, strategically this is a bit of a chess game many you are great at strategy. why not the house republicans pass, cut, cap and balance send it to the senate, let's see was? >> we gotta have movement. mcconnell is a crafty inside operator. his first offer is never his final offer. i was looking at not what he was suggesting specifically, but the direction. the direction of it was to change the dynamic. mr. president, where is your plan? his proposal required the president to offer a plan. second, it acknowledged we needed to get this thing done. it c
between himself and michele bachmann. >> big difference between talking and getting stuff done. and i get stuff done. >> it's the latest chantner the rivalry of the two minnesota candidates for the republican presidential nomination, which boiled over yesterday, with pawlenty having spent almost two weeks saying bachmann has no congressional accomplishments to speak of, bachmann had enough. in a sunday statement, she fired back saying "i've fought against irresponsible spending while governor pawlenty was leading a multimillion dollar budget mess in minnesota." later the bachmann campaign added on healthcare mandates, climate change and wall street bail-outs there's very little daylight between governor pawlenty's record and the obama administration's." this back and forth comes with pawlenty still trailing bachmann in the polls. for bachmann, the verbal sparring seems to come with at least some risk. it will likely draw even more attention to the iowa straw poll, less than three weeks away, and pawlenty seems to have the advantage of a larger, deeper iowa organization. the straw poll bal
raise the debt limit. then he asked for big tax increases. we got rid of the tax increases. now we have a bill that does what hee we said it should do, cuttings more than it raises the debt limit by. is it perfect? no. is it as much as we proposed? no. this doesn't do that. but it gets us down the right path. it's cuts we can bank right now, it's a step in the right direction. so i think it's a good step in the right direction. >> it has to get 217 votes. have you a rowdy freshmen crowd who ran on the promise of a balanced budget amendment. and the balanced budget amendment is not in the boehner bill. how do you get enough of them to get to your 217 mark and have them go home and face their voters where they promised a balanced budget amendment? >> we have a vote on the balanced budget amendment. >> separate? >> that was always the case. the second thing, cut, cap and balance had to be separate from the bill. >> balanced budget amendment. >> that's right, excuse me. this requires that the senate vote on a balanced budget amendment. we never had the assurances we could even get a vote on
sign of relief? "fox & friends" starts right now. >>dave: good saturday, everyone, a big news saturday. we thought the heat would be the big story. but anything but. a very serious matter. good to have you here for alisyn. >> all hell breaking loose in many parts of the world including in norway. >> we have new information of the shooting in the shotting massacre and bombing that happened hours apart in norway. >> this as the death toll from the attacks has gone up to 91. and greg is leave in london. greg? >>greg: we have been tracking this story through the night and hour by hour it is worse and worse and the words, the gunman as he shot the victims "you all must die," describing the scene, the prime minister, he turned paradise into hell. and now the events of the shocking attack right now. police now say that 84 people were killed on the island 20 miles from the capital of norway, one of the worst mass shooting sprees in history. the gunman was dressed as a policeman calling teens to come closer and then tee towns the guns on him, machine guns, rifles and pistols and the kids ran, h
the economy still in big trouble. look at this. a slowdown in hire anything june pushing the unemployment rate now to 9.2%. only 18,000 net new jobs were added to the work force last month. at least 250,000 jobs are needed per month to drive the unemployment rate down significantly. and get this, since president obama took office we've seen the economy lose two and a half million jobs. president obama assuring americans there is a reason the numbers are so disappointing. listen to this. >> the sooner that the markets know that the debt limit ceiling will have been raised and that we have a serious plan to deal with our debt and deficit, the sooner that we give our businesses the certainty that they will need in order to make additional investments to grow and hire, and we'll provide more confidence to the rest of the world as well so that they are committed to investing in america. >> molly henneberg live for us at the white house with more on the president's reaction. molly? >> hi, gretchen. clearly not the type of monthly jobs report any president wants to see. unemployment up for the third
? >> well, i think he would like a big deal, a big agreement that would do two things. one was it would give the appearance, at least, of having made a major inroad. raising the debt ceiling and the leverage that provides to the republicans who only control one house of the congress further spending cuts. i think those are his two objectives. he wants the big deal because it would give him something to run on. he will could say look, we have taken major steps to improve our country's fiscal situation. and that will help the economy, he will argue. even if the economy hasn't done much between now and then. i think he wanted a deal. yeah. he wanted it on his terms he wanted a deal. >> here is why i disagree with you: last may, the senate voted on president obama's proposed budget cuts 400 billion over 10 years. that's 40 billion a year. 40 billion a year. that's nothing. that's lunch money for what the government spends. he didn't want any spending cuts. that was just three months ago. so how you can say now that he really wants some kind of meaningful deal? he didn't want it in may. why does
fireworks on the final day of testimony in the amanda knox appeal. she cored a big victory when dna found in the crime scene was unreliable. knox and her boyfriend were found guilty of murdering a british exchange student. she was sentenced to 20 years behind bars and the trial is expected to go in recess and pick up in a few weeks. it is called the nuclear option and a push to solve the debt crisis by envoking the 14th amendment. is it a smart move? we'll talk to the democrat behind the big push. >> new englands coming in from the agency responsible from -- for grading the nation. >> there is a lot of crisis that we can't predict or avoid. hurricanes, earthquakes and tornado terrorist attacks. this is not one of those crisis. hey, the new guy is loaded with protein! really? 25 grams of protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low fat, too, and has 5 grams of sugars. i'll believe it when i--- [ both ] oooooh... what's shakin'? [ female announcer ] as you get older, protein is an important part of staying active and strong. new ensure high protein... fifty percent of yo
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